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Bryan Life 

Volume 31 , Number 1 



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75 and Counting 

Our campus experienced renewed excitement and energy when our students returned 
to Bryan after a busy summer of work, travel, and ministry opportunities. For the 662 
students who comprise our student body, the school year opened with a powerful series 
of speakers including Dr. Frank Wright, president of the National Religious Broadcasters; 
Rev. Kenny Marchetti from Rockwall, Texas, who ministered during the Spiritual Life 
Conference; and Dr. Phillip Johnson, professor of law emeritus from the University of 
California, Berkeley, and leading proponent for the Intelligent Design movement. 

Dr. Wright gave a most fitting Convocation message entitled "Our Appointment in 
History" as we began our IS^ year as a Christian liberal arts college. In this era when 
many Christian colleges succumb to the pressures of the academy to elevate human 
reason above the revealed Word of God, Bryan enters her 75" 1 year still faithful to her 
charter and her mission of educating students to become servants of Christ to make a 
difference in today's world. Even as our nation's destiny is to fulfill its purpose as God 
has ordained, Dr. Wright challenged us to live out our destiny by viewing our lives 
through the lens of God's Word. He reminded us that leadership is the most critical 
element of our being able to fulfill our destiny as God intended and that leadership is 
contingent upon godly character, deep convictions, and a high purpose. 

One of the great rewards for those of us who minister at Bryan is the daily opportunity 
to work alongside co-laborers who play a significant role in developing the next 
generation of godly leaders. My prayer for those of us in leadership at Bryan is that we 
will challenge and prepare a generation of leaders with godly character— a character 
manifested in a godly lifestyle, a willingness to act on convictions anchored in deep 
faith, and a desire to gain a vision of what God can do through them to further His 
kingdom. Dr. Wright's challenge to the Bryan College family was clear: "If you fully 
submit to God and fully commit yourself to doing His will, you will change the world." 

In this edition of Bryan Life, our spotlight is focused on the mission of our library. 
The library contributes a critical component in the process of forging leaders by engaging 
students with "life-shaping tools." With so much information available today, the greater 
challenge is in its selection to achieve its ultimate purpose of developing a mature 
biblical world and life view for our students. Laura Kauffman, director of Bryan's 
library services, explains that "students at places like Bryan move beyond data retrieval 
and information gathering to discovering meaning and knowing more intimately the 
God of Truth." The library's dedicated staff serving in a beautiful new facility, its 
outstanding collection and excellent services, and its mission and purpose provide a 
solid foundation for our students' education. 

For the lO" 1 consecutive year, Bryan has been named by US News & World Report 
magazine as a top tier school within the Southern region of colleges and universities. 
Bryan's excellence spans a broad array of learning from our certified athletic training 
major to our new classical studies program. I am convinced mat Bryan's commitment 
to excellence and to guiding students to secure eternal meaning in their collegiate 
pilgrimage is indeed producing leaders who "can change the world." 

Stephen D. Livesay 


Filtering Content: 

Sixteen billion books line the shelves of some one 
million libraries worldwide, volumes that represent a 
vast percentage of accumulated human knowledge. 
Until recently, those libraries stood as virtually isolated 
reservoirs of facts, ideas, and opinions, their contents 
available to local patrons and others who took 
advantage of interlibrary loans. 

Today, thanks to the Internet, many of those 
libraries are virtually linked, sharing resources and 
opening access to information their patrons would 
have thought impossible to obtain locally a generation 
ago. The federal government offers public libraries 
nearly $3 billion per year to help pay for Internet 
access and computer setups. 

But along with the blessing of new technology 
and federal funds came the curse of unwanted 
information and governmental control. In response to 
complaints about on-line pornography, Congress 
passed and President Clinton signed into law the 
Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) and the 
Neighborhood Internet Protection Act in December 
of 2000, giving libraries until July 1 , 2004, to include 
"a technology protection measure" which filters visual 
depictions that are "obscene," constitute "child 

pornography," or are "harmful to minors." As a valid 
exercise of Congress's spending power, the laws require 
Internet safety policies and technology which blocks 
such material from being accessed by minors through 
federally subsidized Internet connections. 

Although the Supreme Court in 2003 upheld 
CIPA's constitutionality, the debate the act sparked 
continues. Considerations the law raised affect libraries 
even on Christian college campuses like Bryan. The 
crux of the debate really hinges on whether filtering 
software blocks access to a significant amount of 
constitutionally protected speech. The answer is "no," 
although filters do erroneously "overblock." We've 
experienced that at Bryan when, for example, "site 
blocked" messages with well-intentioned Scripture 
verses about purity of thought appear on our computer 
screens as we research breast cancer or sexually 
transmitted disease. The Supreme Court has held, 
however, that for public libraries such blocking is 
acceptable if a mechanism exists for adults to bypass 
the filter. That constitutional concern is not an issue 
for a private college. 

But further, these discussions encourage librarians 
- public and academic alike - to examine their material 


Academic libraries take users beyond mere information 
access to levels of higher, critical thinking. 

selection policies. The stewardship of prudent selection 
in an academic library like Bryan's means offering 
students and faculty access to the best representations 
of the fullest range of human thought: "The quality 
information you need in the state-of-the-art formats 
you want" is the way we phrase it around campus. 

Through multi-million dollar endowments from the 
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and through shared, 
virtual collections of the Appalachian College 
Association Central Library, students at Bryan have 
access to more and more of the best thought available 
in published literature. Faculty can build their 
instructional programs around a collection of top- 
quality information resources. 

Meaning Beyond Data Retrieval 

At the heart of the filter discussion is a deeper 
question of mission. Public libraries staunchly defend 
their societal role as great equalizers of an enlightened 
citizenry — equal opportunity for access to an equal 
treatment of all opinions. Indeed, all libraries serve an 
intangible purpose that extends beyond data retrieval. 
They provide us with opportunity to access and 
translate humanity's representations of knowledge, 
whether captured on papyrus or in binary code. At 

their best, libraries offer us the guarantee of opportunity 
to find meaning through interaction with the human 
record. Public libraries doggedly protect the first element 
of that guarantee — equal opportunity. Research and 
special libraries invest countless dollars upholding the 
noble goal of collecting and preserving the human 
record. And academic libraries — especially those at 
Christian institutions — have the enviable calling to 
focus on the middle aspect, that of empowering users 
to explore and discover meaning through interaction 
with the material. Academic libraries take users beyond 
mere information access to levels of higher, critical 
thinking — equipping users to discern between 
information and misinformation. We enjoy levels of 
interaction and dialogue not readily feasible in a public 
library setting. How fruitful that interaction can be and 
how permanent the meaning when it is guided by the 
Holy Spirit. 

In his essay, "A Crisis of Meaning," Richard Keyes 
notes the frustration of what he calls the "fragmented" 
education he received at a well-known university. Most 
students are victims of a similar process, he claims, 
garnering "isolated bits and pieces of information most 
of which evaporates after an exam" {Finding Cod at 
Harvard). He attributes the fragmentation and non- 
lasting value of the information he acquired in college 
to the postmodern worldview's "lack of having any 
ultimate meaning system." In a Christian academic 
library, inherent epistemological assumptions allow for 
revelation and the importance of not separating fact 
from meaning. Students at places like Bryan move 
beyond data retrieval and information gathering, to 
discovering meaning and knowing more intimately the 
God of Truth. 

There is an abundance of scholarly, subscription- 
based information available via the Internet, but it is 
only a fraction of the resources available online. There 
are an estimated 9 million web sites created by individuals 
or organizations offering information via the "surface 
web," that is, the portion of the web which is accessible 
through open search engines. Information of varying 
degrees of quality is pushed at us from all directions, 
including from radio, television, newspapers, and 
magazines. In this era of "information overload," it 
becomes increasingly important for information 
professionals to employ the best tools at their disposal, 
including Internet filters — though imperfect — to provide 

collections of requisite and appropriate quality for their 
constituencies. And it becomes incumbent upon 
consumers — whether college students or individuals 
simply trying to stay abreast of current events — to 
critically evaluate the materials they read. 

Do we really need libraries anymore? 

In the shadows of the filter discussion is one more 
question worth addressing briefly. I hear it all the time. 
Has the Internet made libraries obsolete? 

While prognosticators debate whether libraries are 
passe in the "Amazoogle" age, millions of people, 
including students at Bryan, busily insist on using them. 
Bryan College students' use of library resources has 
sky-rocketed in the past five years, from 13,000 
transactions to almost 35,000. 

In its report on libraries' global impact, the Online 
Computer Library Center (OCLC) offers the following 
statistics about libraries as valued destinations: 

• One out of every six people in the world is a 
registered library user. Total number of worldwide 
registered library users: 1 .1 billion. Population of 
the world: 6.2 billion. 

• Five times more people visit U.S. public libraries 
each year (1 ,116,000,000) than attend U.S. 
professional and college football, basketball, baseball 
and hockey games combined (203,700,000). 

• If library patrons were to pay the average sporting 
game ticket price of approximately $35 per visit, 
libraries would generate more than $39 billion in 
annual revenues. 

• U.S. public library cardholders (148,000,000) 
outnumber Amazon customers (30,000,000) by 
almost 5 to 1 . 

Each day, U.S. libraries circulate nearly 4 times more 
items than Amazon handles. U.S. libraries circulate about 
the same number of items as FedEx ships per day — 5.3 
million. U.S. libraries circulate 1 ,947,600,000 items a 

Libraries contain about 16 billion books, about 2.5 
items for each person on earth. At an average price of 
$45 per book, the worldwide library book inventory 
approaches nearly three-quarters of a trillion dollars. 
(From "OCLC Libraries: How they stack up." Used with 
permission.) This report provides a snapshot of the 

Students at places like Bryan move beyond data retrieval 

and information gathering, to discovering meaning and 

knowing more intimately the Cod of Truth. 


economic impact of libraries. It contains interesting 
comparisons of library economics and activities to 

other sectors, professions and destinations in the 
worldwide economy. The full report is available at 

Even with the full text of 60 percent of Bryan's 
library — namely, 10,000 journals, magazines, 
newspapers, and 40,000 e-books — available to them 
on-line 24/7, both on and off campus, students 
endlessly ask for more library hours. 

I have a resident director friend who regularly 
assures me that the library at Bryan is as much in the 
"life transformation" ministry as any entity on any 
Christian campus. I don't doubt that at all. That's the 
essence of my daily prayer as I walk through the doors 
of this beautiful building each morning, as we make 
choices in selecting materials, and as we learn alongside 

About this time every year, at new student 
orientation, I tell freshmen my testimony of how a 
library book saved my life. At a time when I didn't 
trust the Bible, the Holy Spirit used the message of 
an inconspicuous library volume to bring me to renewed 
faith in Christ. The book was Dietrich Bonhoeffer's 
Christ the Center. God continues to use this library as 

Bryan students' use of library resources has skyrocketed. 

a means of grace in my life. For me, integration of faith 
and learning is not about filtering learning through a 
lens of faith, but about attaining a richer, more 
substantial faith through learning. 

When Bryan dedicated its new library building in 
2001 , the theme of the dedicatory prayer was that 
"praise would ever ascend to the Lord's throne from 
this library." By that, I envision not the praise of small 
minds that know only untested, simplistic refrains, but 
praise replete with magnanimity and understanding, 
enriched by the fullness of God's revelation — praise 
due a Name as infinitely splendid as His. I envision 
praise like that expressed in the following sonnet, 

Laura Kaufmann, director of library services at Bryan College, is a member 
of the Bryan Class of 1987. 

written by a scholar who frequents Bryan College's 
library. Surrounded by expansive windows in the library's 
scenic Spoede Room, the poet was inspired by "echoes 
of far centuries ago" available to her through the 
medium of books. Her poem conveys the essence of 
finding Cod in the library — that is, engaging the human 
record, infused by the Holy Spirit. 

Rainy Day in the Library 

Against the steady ictus towards the ground, 

Rain strikes rubato drops until it sings 

its melody of water-pings on spout; 

Then slides in thin canals between the grout. 

In wet green tones the Wind sweeps through the grass, 

drooping roses and splattering on the glass; 

Invisible, yet in transparent rings, 

Turns the world to watercolor sound. 

As tonal feelings from far centuries ago 

clarify to my late heart what others wrote. 

These today illumine Jerome's old quote 

to Tranquillinus on reading Origen's Creek. 

Sounding depth by "what's bitter, what is sweet" 

shows Chrystal good by rain on spout and window. 


What's COOKING? 

In celebration of the 75 th anniversary of Bryan College, the Bryan Women's Auxiliary is soliciting 
your favorite recipes for publication in a fundraiser cookbook. Please print carefully or type your 
recipe and mail back by October 29* to: 

BWA-Darlene Lestmann, P.O. Box 7816, Dayton, TN 37321 
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If possible please include history/info of recipe and/or your connection with Bryan and the 
class year you are part of. If you want to reserve your copy, please let us know that also. We 
anticipate the cost to be $10/cookbook plus S&H if applicable. 

Lessons Learned 

at Bryan 

It was a short move from the classroom to the 
library, but David Wright has found that both settings 
have their own educational challenges. 

David, a 1974 elementary education graduate, 
taught fourth grade for two-and-a-half years before 
earning his Master of Science degree in Library Science 
from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, then 
found himself back at Bryan working in the library. 

"I knew when I was a student at Bryan that I 
wanted to go to library school." He said. "I thought 
with my elementary education major I would go into 
a school library, and even got my school library 
certification." But while he was finishing his master's 
degree in 1977, Dr. John Bartlett, who was Bryan's 
academic vice president at the time, called to ask if 
he would be interested in a job at Bryan. 

"Ginny Seguine, ('54, Schatz) was leaving, and 
Rebecca Van Meeveren, ('83H), was going to be 
director. There was an understanding that I would 
become director after some transition time," he 

"Coming back to Bryan probably was one of the 
best moves for me. Being a graduate, I knew the library 
and knew the institution. Working with Rebecca Van 
Meeveren was wonderful; I consider her one of my 
strongest mentors. She was a librarian's librarian. She 
had a good plan of services and had excellent skills 
in organizing a collection. All that was a wonderful 
influence on me." 

In 1988, David moved to the Atlanta area where 
he went to work as a trainer for the Southeastern 
Library Network, and in 1990 relocated to Zanesville, 
Ohio, where he was library director for the Zanesville 
campus of the Ohio University and Muskingum Area 
Technical College. In 1992 he took the opportunity to 
become director of the Leland Speed Library at 
Mississippi College, Clinton, Miss., where he continues 
to serve. 

"I love the variety of what I deal with every day," 
he said. "I'm fortunate to be in a position where I'm 
not so overwhelmed with administrative duties, so 
I'm still able to be involved with the selection process. 
I enjoy the personnel side of the job more than I ever 
thought I would. I enjoy working with projects. I like 
looking at the big picture and seeing how we can help 
the institution." 

David faces problems common to most librarians 
- trying to continually develop the library's collection 
in an era of rising costs and limited financial resources. 
In recent years, this task has changed from simply 
ordering books and magazines to include providing 
electronic resources. "We used to ask, 'Do we buy this 
book?' Now we ask, 'Do we maintain this database, 
and what do we give up to do that?' 'What do we 
maintain in our print collection and what do we 
provide electronically?'" he explained. 

One lesson he learned at Bryan College is very 
much a part of David's every-day experience. 
"Inspiring professors like Louise Bcntley, about whom 
I cannot say enough good things, really helped me to 
be a life-long learner." Today, in addition to keeping 
up with changes in his field, he has completed 
coursework for a Ph.D. degree in education 
administration, planning to receive his degree in May, 

Along the way, David and his wife, Debbie, a nurse 
manager in Jackson, Miss., have passed along that 
love of learning to their children, Benjamin, Anna, 
and Evan. 

"The broad-based, rigorous academic preparation 
at Bryan was very helpful, because I deal with subject 
matter across the board," he said. "I was challenged, 
especially during my freshman year, to work hard at 
education. I particularly value the idea that our 
Christian worldview has to permeate our whole 
educational experience." 

Stanislav Peciar, center, who presented the first 
Decosimo Lecture on Global Business, talks with 
Bryan Business Professor Dr. JejfBruehl, left, and 
students Oksana Datsko and Rachel Rosenbaum 
following his speech. Mr. Peciar is vice president 
of the Slovak Association of Commerce and an 
expert on Slovakia's economic rebirth following 
the fall of communism in his country. The lecture, 
presented at the University of Tennessee at 
Chattanooga, was sponsored by Bryan College, 
UTC, and the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce, 
with funding by Joseph D. "Nick" Decosimo. 



For the 10 th consecutive year, Bryan College has been 
ranked among the top tier of southern comprehensive colleges 
in the annual evaluation by US News & World Report. 

Bryan was ranked 13 th among 35 institutions in the southern 
region's top tier of schools. Bryan led schools in the category 
of freshmen who placed in the top 25 percent of their high 
school class with 72 percent, and tied for first in the average 
freshman retention category (81 percent) with Asbury College 
in Kentucky. 

Bryan President Dr. Stephen D. Livesay said, "We are so 
pleased for the tenth consecutive year to be recognized in the 
top tier of colleges in our region. This recognition showcases 
Bryan's ability to successfully meet the challenges of a complex 
and changing world with a current curriculum and a 
consistency of mission. We are honored by this recognition 
and grateful for the opportunity to continue to serve our 
students and community through Christian higher education." 


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Johnson Explains Background of . 



"Intelligent Design" is a tactical attempt to confront the 
logical inconsistencies of evolutionary theory and win a 
hearing for those who believe there is a Creator behind 

Dr. Phillip Johnson, architect of the intelligent design 
movement, gave his first-hand account of the origin of his 
efforts during a chapel program in August as part of a 
speaking tour in the Chattanooga area. 

Dr. Johnson said his interest in the topic can be traced 
back to his boyhood fascination with the Scopes Evolution 
Trial. "I was a great admirer of Clarence Darrow as a true 
believer in evolution," he said. 

After his conversion, he said he began to examine 
evolutionary theory from his perspective as a lawyer. "As I 
examined this literature [on evolution], it was clear to me 
that this great scientific theory was not as it had been 
presented. The proponents always took the tack that the only 
opponents of the theory were Christian fundamentalists who 
have to have a law shutting down thought. The only thing 
the theory threatens is the Book of Genesis if it is read literally. 

"It became clear as I studied that the evolutionary process 
is based squarely on philosophical reasoning, not on 
experimental reasoning. If God is out of the equation, what 
we're left with is chance and physical law. Starting from the 
standpoint of no creator, we know something like Darwinian 
evolution is the medium, so we look at the evidence for 

This realization led him to a strategy for confronting 
Darwinism. "What we need to do is not propose a Biblical 
position or use buzz words like 'creation' and 'Bible' that 
bring up a reaction from people, but separate science from 
philosophy," he said. 

There are two definitions of science, he explained. "The 
good one is that science is the business of impartially 
investigating facts and conducting experiments to test theories. 
The second turns up when it has to. That is, science is applied 
rationalistic philosophy that starts with the unf alsifiable a 
priori assumption that nature is all there is. That being the 
case, nature is made up of particles and particles had to do 
their own creating. Therefore, evolution has to be true. The 
winning strategy is to divide the two theories and ask which 
one we should follow. Should we follow evidence or 

A second part of the plan is to "pursue a political and 
legal strategy to unite the divided people and divide the 
united people." 

Dr. Phillip Johnson left, architect of the Intelligent Design 
movement, and Bryan President Dr. Stephen D. Livesay speak 
during a reception for state legislators given by Bryan's Center 
for law and American Government. Dr. Johnson spoke to students 
and interested individuals from the Dayton area during chapel 
on Aug. 30. 

He said Christians, particularly, and religious people in 
general seem to be divided. They are united on the existence 
of a Creator, but are divided on the importance of Genesis 
and divided over the age of the earth. 

"I did not want to embrace the Genesis literalist position; 
I didn't want to compare the Bible with science until we could 
settle what science is. But I didn't want to pursue that approach 
to its logical conclusion. What we want to do is start with 
part of the Bible that unifies: John 1: 1, In the beginning was 
the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was 
God.' We ask, is that true or false? 

"My approach to Genesis is its importance has to be 
reached, but it isn't the right place to start. Start with what 
unifies. What we seek is a consensus that science has been 
wrong, dishonestly wrong. That is a mighty blow to the 
orthodox scientific Darwinian establishment. After that, thaf s 
the time to take up Genesis. 

"One position we wanted to shoot down was theistic 
evolution. That is completely false. If you have a Creator, 
material doesn't have to evolve. The strategic consideration 
is to treat each other with respect and friendship. If you try 
to pit the Bible against the scientific community too early, 
you will lose. That's the mistake [William Jennings] Bryan 
made. It's a strategic consideration." 

Dr. Johnson said that during the Scopes Trial "Bryan 
could have emphasized the real reason for opposing the 
Darwinian theory. He had seen the military development of 
Germany [before World War 1] and how it was dependent 
on Darwinian theory. That was a public relations issue. We 
see today people are concerned about the intellectual and 
social consequences of Darwinism. Darwin spawned a whole 
generation of scientific racism. There was racism before 
Darwin, but he gave a scientific basis for it. That was the way 
to approach it [the Scopes Trial] rather than seeming to pit 
themselves against modern science." lilil 


Students invited to meet 
"appointment in history' 

America's crisis of leadership will be resolved by the kind of leaders we have 
more than what those leaders do, Bryan's convocation speaker told an auditorium 
full of future leaders as the school year began in August. 

Dr. Frank Wright, president of the National Religious Broadcasters Association, 
speaking to the Bryan community as classes began, said, "The heart and soul of 
leadership is virtue and moral excellence." He challenged the students to be 
concerned more with character than with deeds. 

"I believe that you have an appointment in history. Now I know that the 
standard stock of convocation and commencement speeches is to remind you 
that you are our future. That is, of course, true; it's not very profound, but true," 
he said. "Let's be direct here. You will be our future leaders. The question is will 
your leadership be good, bad or indifferent. In fact, given the quality of the 
student body at Bryan, the real question is: will you be merely a world leader 
or will you be a world changer?" 

Dr. Wright said the difference between a world leader and a world changer 
is set out in Romans 12: 1-2, where Paul says we are to be transformed by the 
renewing of our minds so we can know the perfect will of God. "If you leave 
this place without coming to grips with these truths, your sojourn in this world 
will likely be uneventful and insignificant. But if you fully submit to God and 
fully commit yourself to knowing and doing His will, you will change the world." 

Dr. Wright's address came four days after 174 new students arrived on 
campus, 133 freshmen and 41 transfers. Director of Admissions Mark Cruver 
said the freshmen had an average ACT score of 24, compared to a national 
average of 20.9. Their average high school grade average was 3.56. Thirty-five 
percent of the freshmen came from public schools, 31 percent from private or 
Christian schools, and 32 percent were home schooled. Reversing a trend of the 
past several years, 58 percent of the freshmen are male, 42 percent female. 

During the opening orientation session, when new students introduced 
themselves and told what they hope to be doing in 10 years, about a quarter 
said they wanted to be working in education, 20 percent in vocational ministry, 
and 12 percent in the medical field. 

Parents, too, had an orientation session, as members of the Student Life staff 
answered questions and made suggestions about leaving sons and daughters 
in a new place. Vice President for Student Life, Dr. Peter Held, encouraged 
parents to let their young people work through some of the adjustments 
themselves. "Spiritually, the freshman year can be a struggle," he said. "They 
struggle here with the same things they struggle with at home. Sometimes they 
think college will fix whatever they struggle with at home. We will love them 
in the midst of their struggles." fikl 

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Seven freshmen have been awarded 

Presidential Scholarships for the 2004-05 academic year. 

Presidential Scholars include: 

LAURA BARTON, daughter of Wesley and Denise 
Barton of Franklin, N.C., plans to major in elementary 

Laura, a home school graduate, has helped with 
Franklin's Bel Canto children's choir performances and 
is active in her church. As a sophomore in high school, 
she directed the kindergarten graduation play. 
She learned about Bryan from friends at her church. 
Bryan "offers everything I want. After visiting, I felt like 
that is where the Lord wanted me to go." 

While at Bryan, she hopes to be involved with Hilltop 
Players and one of the Practical Christian Involvement 
ministries, perhaps PALS. After graduation, she plans to 
become an elementary school teacher. 

JONATHAN BRYANT, son of John and Denise Bryant 
of Winchester, Ky., plans to major in communication 

Jonathan, a home school graduate, has been active 
in 4-H, serving as Kentucky treasurer; has served as 

president of the Bluegrass Area Teen Council and was 
chairman of the State Teen Council bylaws committee. 
He was named to Who's Who Among American High School 
Students and was a delegate to the national 4-H Congress. 
This summer, he interned with Kentucky Child Now, an 
organization that advocates for positive youth 

He learned iibout Bryan when he attended a 
Worldview Team presentation and heard Dr. Jeff Myers 
speak. Despite being impressed, he kept looking at other 
colleges, "but Bryan kept coming up. I'd rule it out, but 
God kept bringing it back up. He won." Receiving the 
Presidential Scholarship was his confirmation that God 
wanted him at Bryan, he said. 

At Bryan, he hopes to be involved with the college 
Republican club, student government, and to introduce 
Freedom's Answer, a non-partisan get-out-the-vote 
initiative. He said during the 2002 elections, more than 
a million young people were involved with that group. 

After graduating, he hopes to attend law school and 
work in the area of constitutional law. 





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JULIAN CARR, daughter of Ronald and Kimberly 
Carr of Jacksonville, Fla., plans to major in biology. Jillian, 
a graduate of Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, was 
business manager for the school newspaper and 
yearbook, vice president of the Bible Club, and was a 

She learned about Bryan from friends, and was 
impressed with the school's motto, Christ Above All. 
"Bryan carries out that motto, but it doesn't detract from 
the academics, and the academics don't detract from 
Christ Above All," she said. "There's a community 
atmosphere. They reach out to people, and that's really 

At Bryan, she plans to be involved with a PCI 
ministry, possibly tutoring or PALS. 

After graduation, she plans to teach biology in high 

NILES FLEET, son of Gary and Judy Fleet of Dalton, 
Ga., plans to pursue a pre-med major. Mies, a graduate 
of Christian Heritage School in Dalton, was president of 
the student council, was named to the academics Hall 
of Fame, received the Richard Brock Memorial Award 
for overcoming adversity, and was captain of the soccer 

He grew up knowing about Bryan, as his mother, 
grandfather, and uncle are alumni and his sister is a 
student. "I've always liked Bryan," he said. He attended 
Summit, and appreciates the mission statement and the 
worldview emphasis. 

He plans to play soccer at Bryan and participate in 
the work-study program. 

Following graduation he plans to attend medical 
school and specialize in orthopedic medicine. 

PAUL GUTACKER, son of Jim and Sue Ellen Gutacker 
of New Egypt, N.J., plans to study Christian education 
with a concentration in youth ministry. 

Paul, a home school graduate, has received 
awards for piano and poetry. He has taught a children's 
club and organized youth events throughout New Jersey 
promoting teens in ministry, and plays guitar in a 
Christian alternative band. 

He Jeamed about Bryan when he met admissions 
counselor Danny Reid at a college fair. "I visited the 
campus and met some students. That really impressed 
me, and I decided to come," he said. 

At Bryan, he hopes to be involved in music, ministry, 
and possibly student government. 

Following graduation, he plans to work in full-time 
youth ministry. 

JESSICA HUNDLEY, daughter of Chris and Donna 
Hundley of Knoxvillc, Tcnn., plans to major in English. 
Jessica, a graduate of Fulton High School in Knoxville, 
was National Honor Society, student government, and 
Key Club secretary; class salutatorian; captain of the 
soccer team; and AAU national champion in power 
tumbling and trampoline. 

She began to seriously consider Bryan when she met 
some students while she was snowboarding in 
Gatlinburg. Former admissions counselor Tara Cherry 
"urged me to apply. Every step of the way God worked 
things out. It was so clear God wanted me there." At 
Bryan, she plans to be involved in musical programs and 
the women's ministry at Bryan. After graduating, she 
hopes to travel, possibly study abroad, and work as a 

BLAKELEY SPENCER, daughter of William and 
Colleen Spencer of Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., plans to major 
in political communications. 

Blakeley, a home school graduate, was active in her 
church, in the student government at Okaloosa-Walton 
Community College, and was named to Wlio's Wlw Among 
Students in American Junior Colleges. She also was named 
to the All-Florida Academic Team. 

She learned about Bryan when she attended the 
Summit at Bryan College two years. "I felt like this is 
where God wants me," she said. "Bryan has a great 
academic program, I really like the professors, and am 
impressed with the political communications major. The 
students are really enthusiastic about it." At Bryan, she 
hopes to start a band and be involved in athletics. After 
graduation she may pursue a master's degree, and hopes 
to work in the foreign intelligence field in Europe, fill 

Members of the lions' men's soccer team include, from left, front, Belo Villamizar, Thiago Goncalves, 
Felipe Vallejo, Jorge Vallejo, Scott Davidson, Donald Templeman, Andrew Wiese, Sammy Ortiz, Andreas 
Garcia, Nathan Zensen and Brad Atkinson. Second row, Manoel Silva, Asst. Coach Leonardo Calvo, 
Rodrigo Dias, Shane Stem, Nathan Dewhurst, Niles Fleet, Glen Grey, Zach Williams, Andrew Sewell, 
Darin McCutchen, and Head Coach Sandy Zensen. Back row. student athletic trainer Brendan Van der 
Westhuizen, Asst. Coach Dan Gleason, Craig Biddy, Rob Palmer, David Reaves, Tyler Oglesby, Tim 
Franklin, Jonathan Sutton, Daniel Harvey, Mark Ramsey, Kyle Wagley and Jordan Mattheiss. Not pictured 
are Kevin Klay, managers Stephanie Miller and Ben Marshall, and Asst. Coach Michael Palmer. 




"Inexperienced" best describes 
Coach Sandy Zensen's ■ 
evaluation of his 2004 men's 
soccer team - plenty of talent, 
plenty of bodies, but not much 
experience. v 

"We have 1 6 new players that 
we're trying to integrate into the 
team," Dr. Zensen said. "It will 
be a learning experience because 
the adjustment to the college 
game is fairly significant." 
The Lions lost five starters off 
last year's team that finished 
1 8-3, and the coach is 

scrambling to fill those slots. "The key for Bryan is working for the future, retention of the new soccer players," 

he said. "I'm looking to build a foundation again, since we lost ^^^^^^^B ^^^^^^^^M 

five great players last year. It takes time to develop replacements." 
This season he has scheduled five junior varsity games to 

give younger players much-needed game experience as they 

learn the Bryan style and system. 

As he is working to develop the new players, the coach is 

leaning on his three seniors, Danny Harvey, the captain and a 

two-time All-Conference player; Mark Ramsey, "who anchors 

our defense"; and Jordan Matthiess, who shares goalkeeping 

duties with Jonathan Sutton. 

Coach Zensen said he expects his returning juniors to make 

a significant contribution as well . 'Tyler Oglesby has a stabilizing 

presence on the field; his experience helps younger players. 

Craig Biddy is our generalist. I have played him at about every 

field position. Thiago Goncalves will be a key factor because 

of his experience. Jorge Vallejo will be a leader up top. And 

I'm expecting a good effort from Tim Franklin." 

He expects Covenant, Milligan, and King to battle for the 

conference crown this season, but promises a strong effort from 

his Lions. "I think we will surprise a few people later on in 

the season," he said. "If we stay healthy, the team can bq 









Mt. Vernon Nazarene Univ. 



Freed-Hardeman Univ. 



Southern Wesleyan 



Univ. of Mobile 



Atlanta Christian Inv. 



Atlanta Christian 


Toccoa Falls 
































Tennessee Wesleyan 



Virginia Intermont 



Tennessee Temple Univ 



AAC Conference playoff 


Bold denotes home game 



'New" may be a key description for the Lady Lions volleyball 
team this fall, and new Coach Leo Sayles is hoping to use "new" 
to the team's advantage. 

"We have a new coach and a lot of new players, so we have 
nothing to lose," Coach Sayles said. "But we've set our goals 
high. We're looking at this as a dark horse year. Hopefully, we can catch some of the conference teams by 

Members of the Lady Lions volleyball team include, from left, 

front: Asst. Coach Alissa Stoneberger, Kathryn Rawley, Jackie 

Holubz, Christine Pratt, Kim Barlow, Laura Dickey, Christy 

Maraman, Abby Humphrey, and Lauren Goodge. Back: Head 

Coach Leo Sayles, athletic trainer Joshua Porter, Catherine 

Strode, Randi Mellon, Rebecca Rusch, Leah White, Asst. Coach 

Anna Rusch, and manager John Miller. 









VA Intermont* 









TN Wesleyan" 









TN Temple Univ. 



Univ. VA-Wise * 






TN Wesleyan* 






Martin Methodist* 



Univ. VA-Wise* 









Olivet Nazarene Tournament 



- Olivet Nazarene Univ. 


- Indiana Wesleyan 


- Trinity International 


TN Temple Univ. 



NCCAA Region Tournament 






VA Intermont* 









Martin Methodist 









AAC Tournament 



NAIA Region 12 Tournament 


*AAC Match 

Bold denotes home game 

While there are a lot of newcomers, there is a strong core 
of seniors. "Randi Mellon, our captain this year, is an All- 

onference player," he said. She will be one of the top setters 

the conference. Abby Humphrey was an All-Conference 
freshman last year. She's showing mid-season form already. 
She has the opportunity to make a great contribution. 

Rebecca Rusch spent a lot of time on the back row last year, 
and I expect her to be one of our rocks if she can get past some 
nagging injuries." Also back, after a year without playing, 
are Cathrine Strode and Kim Barlow. 

An impressive freshman roster already is contributing, Coach 

ayles said. "We are not as deep as I'd like us to be, but the 
;hmen are really stepping up. In scrimmages, I'm not seeing 
a fall-off in performance when we bring in someone off the 
bench. They play really well together. That will be our ace 
in the hole if we continue to play with that united spirit." 

Among team goals are finishing at least as well as they did 
in the conference standings last year and improving on the 
16-15 overall record. "I think we have a good chance to move 
p. This year the NAIA region changed the tournament rules 

the top three from each conference will go to the tournament, 
o that will give the girls something to shoot for." 

He also wants to see more consistent play from the team. 
The way they're starting this year, I think we'll be able to 
maintain a high level of intensity and focus. They're learning 
that if we set our own goals and focus on those goals, regardless 
of who we're playing, we'll be all right." 

One highlight - which also will be a challenge - for the 
season will be playing in a tournament in Illinois with several 
top teams from around the country. "This is a good opportunity 
to gauge where we are, where we have to go," the coach said. 
"Moving outside our region can give us an indication of what 

ore work we have to do to build our program." 



Bryan's Lady Lions soccer team may face challenges 
the 2004 season begins, but Coach Mark Sauve believes the 
Jieart his squad has shown will translate into victories on the 
"leld. ^A 

Coach Sauve, who came to Bryan this fall from the 
Charlotte Eagles soccer ministry program, said seven players 
have returned from last year's team that went 7-6 and earned 
a trip to the NCCAA national tournament for the third 
consecutive year. 

Joining the seven veterans are eight newcomers. "It's a 
young team," the coach said. "We're young, we're learning, 
and we're working hard. Tf we work hard, we'll be in games. 
I think we can defend the NCCAA tides the team won in 2001 , 
2002, and 2003, and I'm looking to be competitive in the NAIA 

"We started with such a small number coming in - we only 
had 1 1 report for camp. But the girls are working hard. I think our 
fans will see a strong work ethic. I expect the team to never give 
up, always play hard no matter what the outcome. I think we'll 
have a strong defense and a working offense. I think it will be 
exciting to see." 

Abigail Snead is back for her fourth season, the only four-year 
player on the squad. "I'm counting on her for goals scored, and 
she'll offer strong leadership as well," Coach Sauve said. 

On defense, sophomore Heather Couch returns as goalkeeper. 
"She will help stabilize our defense," he said. 

The coach said, "I think as a team we will be pretty good on 
defense. Offensively, we're not going to blow teams out, but I don't 
think we'll get blown out. I think we'll be competitive." 


Member a of the Lady Lions soccer team include from left, front, student 
athletic trainer Tara Robinson, Renee Delmotte, Katie Flynn, Whitney 
Median, Shannon Van Wormer, Kate Sealy, Liz Bole, Beka Bryer, and Lizzy 
Wright. Back are athletic trainer Christy Rodenbeck, Abigail Snead, Missy 
Bell, Katrina Courtright, Heather Couch, Betsy Halvorson, Kim Courtright, 
Krista Bondurant, manager Lauren Turner, and Coach Mark Sauve. 





Sept 3-4 

Atlanta Christian Tournament 





Atlanta Christian 








KY Christian* 



TN Wesleyan" 



King College" 






Trevecca Nazarene Univ. 


















VA Intermont" 


* NCCAA Mid-East Region game 

" Appalachian Athletic Conference game 

Bold denotes home game 


The U.S. men's eight Olympic rowing team, with Bryan alumnus Dan Beery in the No. 6 seat, won 
the gold medal during the Athens Olympic games, the first gold medal for the United States in the event 
in 40 years. 

Dan, a member of the Bryan College Class of 1 997, played basketball at Bryan before transferring 
to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where he took up the sport of rowing. It took him five 
years to make the U.S. National Team, a feat he accomplished in 2002. 

Following the gold medal performance, Dan said, "God gives you a few chances to stand toe to toe 
with everybody else. It's a test, and today we came through." 

In prior international competitions, he won the gold medal in the "men's pair with coxswain" division 
in 2003, and finished second the year before. 

Of his world championship performance, Dan told Bryan College's alumni magazine Bryan Life, 
'The significant part is that I never gave up. Just like [former Bryan basketball Coach Morris] Michalski 
used to say, 'Never underestimate the heart of a Lion.'" 


Thi ci 

h\\ 20OJ 


CHARLES "SPUD," '56, and 
celebrated their 50th wedding 
anniversary Aug. 28, with their 
family in Lawrenceville, Ga. 
Spud recently has been 
translating his "Studies in 
Revelation" from Spanish to 
English and is finding the task 
more difficult than he expected. 

JERRY BAUMAN, '61, retired 
in June after 27 years as pastor 
of Bible Baptist Church in 
Traverse City, Mich. He and his 
wife, Char, will be living in 

DAVID EGNER '62, traveled 
to Moscow, Russia, in April to 
teach Isaiah through Malachi, 
and PHIL HOBSON, '62 spent 
part of February in Minsk, 
Belarus, at the Minsk Bible 
College teaching a survey of 
Hebrews through Revelation. 
They are planning another trip 
to Minsk in February 2005, to 
teach Paul's epistles. David is 
retired from Radio Bible Class, 
but still writes for RBC. He and 
his wife, SHIRLEY 
(WHITENER), '63x, live in 
Grand Rapids, Mich. Phil and 
his wife, Mary, live in Traverse 
City, Mich. 

'63x, has been named director of 

faculty at LeTourneau University 
in Longview, Texas, where he 
will be responsible for recruiting 
and faculty development in the 
School of Graduate and 
Professional Studies. 

VOGT, '66, has retired after 30 
years in education. Connie was 

a fifth grade teacher at Dayton, 
Tenn., City School when she 
retired. She said she and her 
husband, BOB, '67, plan to 
spend time with their nine 

DAVID FISHER '67, was 

appointed senior minister of the 
Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims 
in Brooklyn, N.Y., in August. 
David is author of the book The 
21st Century Pastor, which is in 
its eighth printing, and is writing 
a follow-up book, 21st Century 


associate pastor and minister of 
music at Ladson Baptist Church 
near Charleston, S.C. 


was named the 2004 Teacher of 
the Year in the local Wal-Mart 
district for Rhea County, Term., 
where she is a teacher in the 
information technology 
department at Rhea County- 
High School. Lil is in her 38th 
year of teaching. 

PAUL, '68, and Sandy 
TIMBLIN returned from 
Germany in April for the funeral 
of his father. Paul has been busy 
with ministry opportunities 
beyond his usual service at Brake 
Bible Institute, and they expect 
the summer to be full, as well. 

been named executive director 
of Big Brothers Big Sisters of 
Greater Chattanooga, Tenn. 

JOHN, '68, and NAOMI 
(COX), '70x, CORCORAN 
celebrated the birth of their first 

grandchild in August. John and 
Naomi live in Chesterfield, Va., 
where John serves as chaplain in 
the Chesterfield County Jail with 
Good News Jail and Prison 
Ministry, and Naomi is secretary 
to the senior pastor at Immanuel 
Baptist Church in Richmond. 

John and JOYCE (BUICE), 
'70x, LARRABEE have returned 
to Brazil after a visit to the States, 
where they gave 20 presentations 
of their work in Brazil. 

participated in a Bible-reading 
marathon at the Capitol in 

Washington, D.C., this spring. 
He, his brother-in-law, and 
nephew read from 1:30 to 2:30 
a.m. as part of an 80-hour effort 
to read through the Bible. 

LUCY LIEB, '76, is librarian 
at Mananatha Seminary and 
Bible Institute in Fortaleza, 
Brazil, where she teaches new 
students good study habits. She 
also teaches juniors at Nova 
Metropole Bible Church. 

NANCY LIEB, '77x, is field 
treasurer and legal director for 
Brazil Gospel Fellowship 
Mission, and works at the 
Maranatha Seminary and Bible 
Institute in the finance 

STEPHEN FELTS, '79, has 
moved from Nashville, Term., to 
Orlando, Fla., to work as part of 
the national team for Worldwide 
Student Network, the overseas 
campus arm of Campus Crusade 
for Christ. He and several others 
are launching a ministry with 
Campus Crusade called No 
Boundaries, to create strategic 
partnerships between U.S. 
churches and universities with 
campus ministries overseas 
where no churches exist. The 
goal is to plant churches through 
these partnerships. He moved to 
Orlando in May and was settled 
in enough to have his life 
disrupted by Hurricane Charlie 
in August. 

general manager of C&S 
Consultoria y Marketing. Jose is 
the company's regional manager 
for the north coast. While at 
Bryan, Jose and Carlos were 
members of the 1975-77 NCCAA 
national championship soccer 
teams, and Francisco was a 
member of the 1977 team. 
Francisco and his wife, JULIE 
(KNICKERBOCKER), '83x, live 
in Manheim, Pa., and Francisco 
is business operations manager 
for the Exelon Corp., at the Peach 
Bottom Nuclear station in 


writes to say he and his family 
recently visited Honduras, 
where they met former Bryan 
soccer players JOSE VEGA, '78, 
and CARLOS VEGA, '81, in San 
Pedro Sula. Carlos is owner and 

Jose Vega, Francisco Cleaves, and 
Carlos Vega. 

BRUCE, '82, and JERRI 
(BECK), '92, MORGAN 

announce the birth of their 
daughter, Rose Andalyn, on July 
18. Rose weighed 7 lbs., 4 ozs., 
and was 21 inches long. The 
Morgans live in Dayton, where 
Bruce is dean of students at 

Rose Morgan 

STEPHEN BOBIC, '83, has 
moved back to Kingsport, Tenn., 
after working for 11 years in 
Atlanta, Ga., and two years in 
San Francisco, Calif., and New 
Jersey. He works for CornerPost 
Software as a programmer, 
developing products to help 
people manage their Internet 

Pete and MARY ELLEN 
(LILLEY), '83x, KLUCK have 
retuned to Cameroon after a year 
of furlough in the United States. 

They serve with Wycliffe Bible 


and Daren MELSON announce 
the birth of their first child, 
Phillip James, on April 20. The 
Melson family lives in Rock Hill, 
S.C., where Daren works as a 
computer programmer and 
Cynthia is a tutor and helps run 
the family computer business. 

Pete and Mary Ellen KJuck, Nathan 
and Abbie. 


both '84, had a busy furlough, 
traveling throughout the United 
States, speaking and visiting 
friends, family, and supporters. 
They got to sled and make 
snowmen with their children 
while in Ohio during the winter, 
something not possible in Papua 
New Guinea where they serve 
with Wycliffe Bible Translators. 

Tk \ ^^r 

Phillip Melson 

LORI (SWAIM), '89, and 

Carlos MONTOYA announce 

the birth of their daughter, Sara 
Grace, on Aug. 6. Sara weighed 
8 lbs., 11 ozs. She joins siblings 
Jeremy, Kimberly, Jonathan, 
Marcy, and Leslie. The Montoya 
family lives in Siguatepeque, 
Comayagua, Honduras. 

for her children, Anna Beth, 7, 
and Peter, 5. Her husband, Bob, 
has won honors with his dogs 

in field trials herding sheep and 
cattle. The Urban family lives in 
Moscow, Term. 

KEVIN, '91, and KARLA 
(TRAMMELL), '93, BOOT are 

settling in to life in Brazil, where 
they serve with Crossover 
Communications International. 
Karla is learning Portuguese, and 
Kevin has done some traveling 
to observe ministry activities in 
their area of service. 

GREG HOLST, '92, recently 
received his MBA degree from 
Capital University, in Columbus, 
Ohio. Greg works for J.P. Morgan 

Fleming, where he is an internal 
wholesaler of mutual funds. 
Greg, Sharon, and their three 
children live in Ostrander, Ohio. 

DAVID, '92, and JACQUIE 

announce the birth of their 
seventh child, Bryan Gareth, on 
Aug. 9. Bryan weighed 9 lbs., 14 
oz. The Johnston family lives in 
Alexandria, Va. 

Jerry and Cindy Walker, Leslie, 
Nathan, and Ryan. 

BRIAN, '86x, and ANNE 
(GORDON), '87, KEAY have 
enjoyed leading workshops at 

the Billy Graham Training Center 
and writing materials for the 
Billy Graham Evangelistic 
Association. They began a non- 
profit ministry called 
"TruthAction" in 2003, which 
ministers to families, young 
adults, and children. Anne home 
schools their three sons, 
Nathaniel, 9; Ian, 7; and 
Christopher, 4, at their home in 
Asheville, N.C. Their email 
addresses are and 

Tim and BETH (BRANSON), 
'87, WOOD spent their furlough 
in Nebraska near family, a 
special treat for their children, 
Jonathan and Sarah. They left 
for Mozambique, where they 
serve with Africa Inland Mission, 
in May, with stops in Portugal 
and England along the way. 


Jim and BETH (HORNISH), 
'90, ALMACK have traveled 
extensively as they raise support 
anticipating a ministry in Spain. 
They enjoyed introducing their 
son, Daniel, to snow this past 
winter. The Almack family has 
moved to Columbia, S.C, one 
more step toward their 
anticipated departure for Spain 
in August. 

Bob and Anita Urban, Anna Beth, 
and Peter. 


'90, is a busy home school mom 

Kathleen is a homemaker and 
Mark is an engineer for Rockwell 

ALYSON (CAMP), '95, and 
Bradley REED announce the 
birth of their son, Joshua Alfred, 
on March 30. Joshua joins sisters 

Rachel, 5; Rebekah, 4; and Laura, 
1. The Reed family lives in Bass 
Harbor, Maine. 

Rachel, Rebekah, Laura, and 
Joshua Reed. 


and Jeremy Knowlton were 
married July 16, in Puyallup, 

Washington. They live in 

Bryan Johnston 

DEREK, '92x, and CANDACE 
(ROCKEY), '91, REAM, 

announce the birth of their third 
child, Caleb, on Sept. 12, 2003. 
Caleb weighed 8 lbs., 5 oz., and 
was welcomed by sister Danielle 
and brother Ben. The Ream 
family serves with UFM 
International in Indonesia. 

MICHAEL, '93x, and JULIA 


announce the birth of their 
daughter, Megan Ashley, on Feb. 
17. Megan weighed 6 lbs., 9 oz., 
and was 20 inches long. She joins 
big brother Daniel, 2. The 
Colloms family lives in 
Cleveland, Tenn. 

Mark and KATHLEEN 
announce the birth of their 
daughter, Zarya Christelle, on 
Sept. 30, 2003. Zarya had a 
"rough start," Kathleen said, but 
now is doing fine. She joins big 
brother Skyler, 3. The family lives 
in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where 


Shonda and Jeremy Knomllon 

Brian Woodlief, were married 
Nov. 28, 2003, on board the Royal 
Caribbean's Majesty of the Seas, 
while in the port of Miami, Fla. 
Alumna KATIE SPELL, '00, was 
a bridesmaid. The couple lives 
in Chattanooga, Tenn. Monica 
teaches part-time at Lee 

Brian and Monica Woodlief 
GENCI, '97, and EMILY 
(LINK), '99, KEJA announce the 
birth of Aiden Elliott on Dec. 26, 
2003. Aiden joins big brother 
Addison, who will be 4 in 
October. Genci continues to teach 

and coach, while Emily is 
enjoying being a full-time mom 

at their home in Lancaster, Pa. 


TIM MCGHEE, '99, has been 
promoted to manager of the 
RadioShack in UEnfant Plaza in 
Washington, D.C. The store is 
located three blocks south of the 
National Mall. 

BRYAN, '99, and MARIA 
(FISHER), '00, OSBORNE both 
received Master's degrees in 
education from Lee University 
in August, 2003. 

Aiden Keja 
JEREMY, '98, and Neyled 
CHEON announce the birth of 
their daughter, Aniela Sofia, on 
May 30. Aniela weighed 8 lbs., 
1 oz., and was 19 inches long. 

Aniela Cheon 


announce the birth of their third 
child, Benjamin Joel, on May 13. 
Benjamin weighed 8 lbs., 8 oz. 

He joins two siblings, Amelia, 3, 
and Abram, 2. 

Amelia, Abram, and Benjamin 

Dayleah Taylor Auburn Taylor 

TAYLOR, both '98, announce the 
birth of their daughter, Dayleah 
Rose on June 29. Dayleah 
weighed 6 lbs., 2 oz., and was 19 
inches long. She joins big brother 
Auburn, 3. DR. JEFF, '76, and 
Darlene BRUEHL are 

LORANDA SILER, '00, and 
James Lyons were married June 
12, in South Pittsburg, Term. 

JOSH MULL1NS, '00, and 

married May 22, in Athens, Tenn. 

AMY FORD, '00, received her 
Doctor of Medicine degree from 
Eastern Virginia Medical School 

in Norfolk, Va., in May. She 
began a three-year residency 
program at North Colorado 
Family Medicine in Greeley, 
Colo., in July. 

ASHLEY SISKEY, '00, has 

moved from New York City to 

Nashville, Tenn., where she 
works for the National 

Federation of Independent 

Businesses as a senior meeting 
planner. She is continuing her 
affiliation with the Macy's 

Thanksgiving Day Parade and 
Fourth of July Fireworks as a key 

KELLY GRIFFIS, '00, and 
Corey Gilbert were married July 
12, 2003, in Mesquite, Texas. 
Bryan alumni in attendance 
included MATTHEW 
SHAY HAYNES, '99; and 
LYDIA TALLENT, '00. Kelly and 
Corey live in Florence, Miss., 
where Kelly is working as a 
paralegal and Corey is an 
administrator at Wesley College. 

'02, attended the bride. Other 
alumni at the wedding included 
RICHARDSON, '98x; and 

Maria and Bryan Osborne 

and Matthew Barile were 
married June 12 in Knoxville, 
Tenn. Tiffin is the daughter of 
PHIL, '66, and KATIE 
(MCCROSKEY), '67, 
ASHWORTH of Dayton. Her 
'95, sang at the wedding, and 
her attendants included EMILY 
(MAYO) HOPPERS, '97, and 
WALTERS, '99. Tiffin and 
Matthew live in Kennesaw, Ga. 

AMANDA IMMEL, '04, were 

married July 31, in Charlotte, 

Kelly and Corey Gilbert 


SMITH, '01, recently completed 
the Rhea County Leadership 
Program, sponsored by the Rhea 
County, Tenn., Economic and 
Tourism Council. The program 
is designed to help participants 
become familiar with Rhea 
County government, industry, 
and educational opportunities. 
Also participating in the class 
was Vance Berger, Bryan's vice 
president for finance. 

ZAC BROWN, '01, and 
OLOWOLA, '04, were married 
May 29, in Dayton, Tenn., where 
they are making their home. 

and Wade Addison were 
married Oct. 4, 2003, in 
Lawrenceville, Ga., and Jive in 
Duluth, Ga. Wade is youth 
pastor for Covenant Life Church 
in Lawrenceville, and Christina 
works as a paralegal in a real 
estate law firm in Buckhead, Ga. 

Wade and Christina Addison 


and Joseph Ledbetter were 
married July 10, in Knoxville, 

Tenn. Miriam is a French teacher 
at Ringgold, Ga., Middle School, 
and Joseph is in the U.S. Army. 

JEFF, '01, and JILL (REEVES), 
'00, CONSTANCE announce the 

birth of their second son, Trevor 
Jackson, on July 1. Trevor 
weighed 9 lbs., and was 20 
inches long. Trevor joins big 

brother Tyler, 2. 

DANIEL CARVER, '01, and 
MELINDA PANGEL, '04, were 

married July 17, in Spartanburg, 
S.C. The Carvers live in 

Greenville, S.C. 

IV, '02, and KATIE 
announce the birth of their first 
child, George L. Smith V, who 
will be called King. King was 
born May 20, and weighed 10 
lbs., 4 oz. IV is a second 
lieutenant in the U.S. Army, and 
the family is living in Dayton, 
Tenn., until he reports for 
additional training in [anuary 


Jason McConnell were 
married April 3, in Franklin, 
N.C. They live in Charleston, 
S.C., where Jason is assigned 
to the Navy base at Goose 
Creek, while he attends 
nuclear power school. 

Jason and Rachel McConnell 

moved to Anchorage, Alaska, 
in October 2003, and is 
teaching music to kindergarten 
through sixth graders at 
Wonderpark Elementary 
School. Before moving to 
Alaska, she played 
Jellylorum/Griddlebone in 
CATS at the Cumberland 
County Playhouse in 
Crossville, Term. 

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Martha West in costume. 


has been named Money 
Matters development manager 
for Drake Software in Franklin, 
N.C. Crown Financial 
Ministries, the successor 
organization to the late Larry 
Burketf s ministry, contracted 
with Drake Software to 
complete computer coding for 
Money Matters 2005. Money 
Matters had been working on 
the project for more than two 
years, and it took Drake 
Software another six months 
to complete. Now Drake is 
developing versions for Mac 
and Linux applications and is 
planning for a Palm version. 
The new software will provide 

additional online banking 
features as well as ministry 
and small business 

WALKER, '03, received her 
Master of Arts in Teaching 
degree in July from Lee 
University. Diane is teaching 
secondary mathematics at 
Girls Preparatory School in 
Chattanooga, Term. 

HANNA PRATT, '03, and 
Jonathan Carson were married 
May 22, in Lookout Mountain, 
Ga. The couple lives in 
Chattanooga, Tenn. 


completed advanced 
individual training at the U.S. 
Army's Ft. Jackson, S.C., in 
early August, and was to 
report to his duty station in 
Germany in mid-August. 


has begun graduate school in 
elementary education at the 
University of Tennessee at 
Knoxville. She is rooming with 
LAURA LUSTER, '01, who is 
interning with Volunteers for 
Christ, a UT campus outreach. 

'04, and BEVERLY DAVIS, 
'03, were married Oct. 20, 2003, 
in Beverly's hometown in 
France. They live in 
Birmingham, Ala. 

MASON, '04x, and KRISTI 
announce the birth of their first 
child, Jonathan Thomas, on 
April 13. Jonathan weighed 8 
lbs., 10 oz. ROGER '02, and 
Karen SIMMONS are 
grandparents. The Hudlow 
family lives in Rome, Ga., 
where Mason is director of 
dining services for Winshape 
Retreat and Kristi is a stay-at- 
home mom. 

Peter Fowler were married 
April 26, 2003. Their daughter, 

Julianna Faith, was born May 
7, 2004, and weighed 7 lbs., 6 
oz. She was 19 1 /2 inches long. 
Emily and Peter and preparing 
to go to the mission field in 

Jonathan Hudlow 
EMILY RIDDLE, '04x, and 

julianna Fowler 

'04, were married June 12, in 
Lookout Mountain, Tenn. 
They have moved to 
Greenville, S.C., where Russell 
is director of the middle school 
youth at Mitchell Road 
Presbyterian Church and Kate 
is looking for a job. 


'04x, has competed U.S. Navy 
basic training at Great Lakes, 


HUTTENHOFF, '04, and Brian 
Moody were married June 19, 
in Cleveland, Tenn. The 
Moodys live in Cleveland. 

'04, and William Bechtel III 
were married May 15. BJ is 
center manager for Inner City 
Impact in Chicago, and 
Shanna volunteers at the 

With The Lord 

died Dec. 18, 2003, in St Louis, 
Mo. He is survived by his wife, 
GWEN (HAY), '45; daughter 
DIANA RIGDEN, '68; and 
sons JOHN, '72, and Gregg. 


JOHN, '47x, died June 30. She 
and her husband, the Rev. 
celebrated their 60th wedding 
anniversary two weeks before 
her death. She is survived by 
two sons and a daughter and 
12 grandchildren. 


Gibbon, Neb., died June 2. He 
is survived by his wife, Edith, 
two sons and a daughter. 

SCHUMACHER, '57, of 

Auburndale, Fla., died June 8. 

CAUDILL, '70x, of Ladson, 
S.C, died April 13, after a 

lengthy illness. She and her 
husband, TED CAUDILL, '67, 
had been married nearly 36 
years. In addition to her 
husband, she is survived by a 
son and a daughter. 


H1PPLE, '72, died June 19, 
while visiting her parents in 
Huntington, W.Va. She is 
survived by her husband, 
GEORGE HIPPLE, '71, and 
two sons. 

JULIAN MOTIS, '76x, died 
Aug. 9. He is survived by his 
wife, Lillie, five children, 12 
grandchildren and four great- 

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Coach Matt Bollant conducted a basketball clinic 
for boys and girls from the Rhea County area in August. 
Proceeds from the clinic will help defray the cost of a 
missions trip the Lady Lions basketball team is planning 
to the Bahamas in December. 

Dr. David Fouts had a paper entitled "Selected 
Lexical and Grammatical Studies in Genesis 1" published 
in the Andrews University Seminary Studies, Vol. 42, 
No. 1. He had presented the paper at the 2001 national 
meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society. 

Mr. Stefon Gray and Mr. Jason Wasser attended the 
Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities 
Association's information technology retreat in July. 

Dr. Ruth Kantzer attended a meeting in June at 
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 
sponsored by the Appalachian College Association 
(ACA), on effective faculty mentoring processes. 

Dr. Bill Lay and Mr. Earl Reed attended the ACA- 
sponsored Teaching and Learning Institute at Montreat 
College in North Carolina May 30 to June 3. 

Dr. Ray Legg officiated at the weddings of two 
alumni couples this summer, was the chapel speaker for 
a week at Cumberland Springs Bible Camp in Dayton, 
and played the role of William Jennings Bryan for the 
14th year for the Scopes Trial Festival in July. 

Dr. Stephen Livesay participated in the eighth annual 
Colloquy on Christian Education and Culture at the 
Consortium for Education Advancement in New York 
City in August. The colloquy was moderated by Dr. 
Peter C Moore, president of the Trinity Episcopal School 
for Ministry. 

Dr. David Luther attended an orchestral conducting 
workshop at Carnegie Hall in New York City with 
Michael Tilson Thomas in April. 

Miss Michele Pascucci spent the summer in Spain, 
where she passed the oral 
examination for her doctoral 
program. She also did research, 
audited a doctoral class, and traveled. 

Mr. John Stonestreet presented 
eight worldview programs at Horida 
schools and churches, some in 
conjunction with the Worldview 
Team and Mr. Travis Stevens, in May. 
He attended the "Scripture and the 
Disciplines" conference with Dr. Paul 
Boling at Wheaton College. He spoke 
at several conferences in June, and 
directed the Summit at Bryan College 
in July. 

Dr. Jack Traylor wrote an evaluation of a new 
American history textbook for McGraw-Hill Publishers, 
and revised and updated the history section of the Scopes 
Trial annotated bibliography. 

Dr. Mel Wilhoif s article, "What Am I Doing Here?" 
has been selected for inclusion in College Faith 2: 150 
Christian Leaders and Educators Share Faith Stories from 
their Student Days, published by Andrews University 

Dr. Dan Wilson taught a course in first-year Biblical 
Greek at Tyndale Theological Seminary in Amsterdam, 
Holland, June 25 to July 17. Tyndale Seminary is an 
English-speaking seminary that offers Master's level 
training for ministry and missions to evangelical students 
who come mostly from Eastern and Western Europe and 

Ketchersid Publishes Book on Gilded Age 

Dr. Bill Ketchersid, professor of history, has published The Gilded Age 
Presidency Reconsidered, a reassessment of the presidencies of Rutherford 
B. Hayes, James A. Garfield, Chester A. Arthur, and Grover Cleveland. 

In his book, Dr. Ketchersid argues that the popular perception of 
these as presidents dominated by a strong Congress is wrong. He 
demonstrates how these men responded to economic problems and 
initiated policies to eliminate the evils of the spoils system. 

The book is an expansion of his doctoral dissertation. 


Zellers plan to 


"We all contribute 
to worthwhile 
ministries which 
is fine as long as 
we are alive, but 
what happens 
when we die?" 

A good experience and fond 
memories have led two former faculty 
members to do what they can to support 
Bryan College after they are with the 

Dr. Frank and Carol Zeller, who live 
in Bloomington, Ind., taught science 
courses at Bryan for over five years. 

Carol came first. She was 
a senior zoology major at 
Wheaton when she visited 
Bryan in the fall of 1947 as 
a guest of a former Bryan 
student. While on campus 
Carol visited the biology 
lab and met the professor. 
During their conversation 
he mentioned that he 
planned to go to graduate 
school the next fall. He 
then said, "Why don't I go 
in and resign and you can interview for the 
position while you are here?" They did, and 
when Carol returned to Wheaton she carried 
a contract in her pocket. 

When she returned in the fall of 1948, Carol 
went immediately to the biology lab to 
inventory equipment and get ready for classes 
the following week. She found only two 
microscopes and two boxes of slides. After the 
first wave of panic, she located some catalogs 
and put together an order for 10 rebuilt 
microscopes and the necessary supplies. The 
business manager paled at the sight of 
the order and said that he could not 
authorize such a large expenditure. After 
a conference with President Dr. Judson 
Rudd and Dean Dwight Ryther, they 
approved the order, which totaled 
almost $1,500, a huge sum at the time. 
After two years that she described 
as "wonderful and sometimes hectic," 
Carol left for the University of Illinois 
to pursue her Master's degree. She was 
replaced for a year by Lou Rouch, her 
former college roommate, who had just 
finished her M.S. in biology. After the 
year Lou continued her graduate studies 
and later returned to Bryan where she taught 
for many years and married Gerald Woughter, 
the music professor. 

It was at Illinois that Carol and Frank met. 
At the end of the year Carol returned to Bryan 


with her new M.S. degree while Frank stayed 
on at Illinois. During that year they became 
engaged and planned to be married in June. 
She went to resign but Dean Ryther said, "Don't 
be in such a hurry. Maybe we can hire him 
too." The next fall Frank joined the faculty. 

It was an interesting year. Together they 
were the biology and chemistry departments, 
teaching six courses in the two fields 

At the end of that year the Zellers left Bryan 
so Frank could pursue his doctorate at Indiana 
University. When he finished, he was offered 
a position in the IU zoology department and 
they have been in Indiana ever since. 

For 35 years, Frank taught at Indiana and, 
after their three children were in school, Carol 
also worked in the zoology department as a 
supervisor of teaching labs, a position she held 
for 25 years. When Frank retired he was invited 
to teach Endocrinology at the IU Medical School 
and did so for 10 years before retiring again. 

Through the years they maintained their 
interest in Bryan, impressed by the dedication 
of administrators, faculty, staff, and the very 
special quality of the students. 

Along the way, a personable young IU 
graduate student, on whose doctoral committee 
Frank served, spoke with Carol about teaching 
at a Christian college. She recommended he 
apply to Bryan. Dr. Martin Hartzell is beginning 
his 30th year of teaching at Bryan as a result. 

This past spring the Zellers visited Bryan 
and were impressed by the progress made both 
academically and in the facilities. They noted 
that the campus looked very different from 50 
years ago when they were there, but that the 
same special spirit prevails. 

Recently, the Zellers purchased a charitable 
gift annuity which will provide them a set 
income for life and then leave the balance of 
the investment to the college at their deaths. 

A Sunday school class discussion some 
time ago prompted them to think about this. 
The discussion leader said, "We all contribute 
to worthwhile ministries which is fine as long 
as we are alive, but what happens when we 
die? How can we continue to give after we 
are dead?" When they considered the 
information about Bryan's annuity program, 
they realized this would be a way to keep on 
giving to a place they had been part of, had 
enjoyed, and know is doing an exceptional 
job for the Lord, an 


and Memory gifts 

Received From 

Steven and Connie Prettyman 

Elizabeth F. Gilbert 

Gerald and Linda Kays 

Jonathan and Jean Tobelmann 

Bill and Joyce Hollin 

Mr. and Mrs. Scott N. Brown, Jr. 

Estes and Gerry Stephens 

Mr. and Mrs. L.B. Austin HI 

Charles and Beatrice Hicks 

Ginny Phillippi 

Jack and Karin Traylor 

Natl. Center for Youth Issues 

Annapolis Area Christian School 

Robert, Jr., and Marilyn Dugan 

Daniel and Linda Dorrill 

Ridgedale Baptist Child Development Ctr. 

George and Ruth McGhee 

Paul and Delana Bice 

Dr. and Mrs. Arliss Roaden 

Edith L. Brill 

Robert L. George 

Michael and Peggy Loftin 

In Memory Of 

Larry Bell 

Betty Ann Brynoff 

Theodore Mercer 

William Graf HI 
William Graf III 
William Graf III 
William Graf m 
William Graf HI 
William Graf HI 
William Graf HI 
William Graf m 
William Graf III 
William Graf EI 
William Graf m 
William Graf III 
William Graf m 
William Graf HI 
William Graf HI 
Francis Brill 
Dr. Irving Jensen 
Mary Lou McRae Loftin 

In Honor Of 

Alice Mercer 

Larry and Shirley Fehl 

Patsy Hazlewood, BellSouth Corp. assistant 
vice president for East Tennessee, recently 
presented a check to Bryan President Dr. 
Stephen D. Livesay, matching gifts given 
by BellSouth employees to the college. Dr. 
livesay said the gift is encouraging because 
it represents BellSouth's support for the 
community and its employees' commitment 
to Bryan. 

I. Johnson Family Foundation recently presented a check to 
Bryan President Dr. Stephen D. Livesay to endow a scholarship for a Rhea 
County student to attend Bryan College. Pictured, from left, are Dr. Livesay, 
Stella Anderson of First Tennessee Bank; Janice Wilson, president of the 
foundation; and Beverly Johnson, Foundation Director. Dr. Livesay said 
the gift helps ensure that qualified Rhea County students will have the 
financial help needed to take advantage of a quality Christ-centered education 
close to home. 



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